Introduction to Lawrence, New York
The present day Village of Lawrence, which was once vast farmlands, was converted into a summer resort by Alfred, Newbold and George Lawrence. The Lawrence Brothers catered to the wealthy and the famous from New York City who visited to enjoy the summer season. The place was named after either the Lawrence Brothers or the naval hero, James Lawrence. It was officially incorporated as a village on September 13, 1897.
Lawrence and Nearby Attractions
- Hicks Beach
- Rock Hall Museum
- Belmont Park race track
- Gateway National Recreation Area
- Louis Armstrong House
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Lawrence
Museums in the area are the African American Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, and the Hofstra Museum. Nearby historic sites include Castle Clinton National Monument, Old Westbury Gardens, and Morris-Jumel Mansion. There are numerous parks near Lawrence including Battery Park, Bethpage State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Jones Beach State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Glen Rock Arboretum, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade are other popular attractions near Lawrence.
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Lawrence Higher Education
Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Molloy College, and CUNY - Queens College are situated near Lawrence.